Juneau resident Arsalan J. Sadighi died Jan. 27, 2010 in Tampa, Fla., while attending Stetson University School of Law.
Arsalan was born Nov. 12, 1955 in Tehran, Iran. He spent his childhood in Tehran; his adolescence in Palma de Mallorca, Spain; and his adulthood in the United States, where he married Haifa Foroughi in 1983. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the
University of Barcelona, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California, where he also became a father to his first daughter, Miriam Sadighi. He moved to Albuquerque, N.M., then to Juneau, where he and his family lived for 20 years. In Juneau, he worked as a systems programmer for the State of Alaska. He was also greatly honored by being invited and adopted into the Tlingit Raven Clan of Huna Kwaan.
He was an adventurous fisherman and dedicated tennis player -- a sport he enjoyed playing with his two youngest children. As a member of the global Bah┐’┐ Community, his life was inspired by a deep sense of dedication and service to the communities where he lived. He also served on the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bah┐’┐s of Alaska.
Arsalan is survived by his wife, Haifa, his children Miriam Nelson, Alexander and Naomi, as well as his brother Amir Sadighi, and his mother Soudabeh Kimiai-Assadi.
Services in celebration of his life and commemoration of the first anniversary of his passing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Treadwell Room of the Baranof Hotel.